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J.B. Knifeworks Modern Yakut - 8670 - Black Canvas

J.B. Knifeworks Modern Yakut - Black Canvas - Black Liners - Lime Pinstripes

The Modern Yakut is Joey's take on the traditional Yakut knife. He took what is typically a forged knife with a hidden tang and gave it a more modern and precise spin using a full tang for strength, along with using a combination of stock removal and forging methods to create a unique and highly functional bushcraft knife.

A little history on the traditional Yakut Knife from Wikipedia:

The Yakutian knife, sometimes called the Yakut knife, is traditional knife of Yakuts (an ethnic group from the Sakha Republic (or Yakutia), region of Siberia), used for working with wood, hides, skins, fish and meat or for combat. The knife has been used in Yakutia for hundreds of years without significant changes in its design.

Typical Yakutian knives have a blade length of 4–7 inches (10–18 cm), and 1–1 1⁄2 inches (2.5–3.8 cm) wide. An unusual feature of this knife is that the blade is asymmetrical; one side of the blade has a fuller, that is a groove in it and a chisel grind, while the other side has no groove and is basically a convex edge (meaning it rounds down to the edge, rather than having a straight bevel). The blade is traditionally forged from locally sourced iron ore smelted by Yakutian blacksmiths. The groove in the blade makes it lighter and allows the blacksmith to reduce the amount of metal needed to make larger knives. The knife handle is historically made from birch burl and is thick and egg-shaped in cross-section. It fits the hand and can also be used wearing gloves. The birch also protects the hand from the cold effects of the knife steel in extreme cold, a common condition in Siberia during winter months. A cow tail knife sheath completes the ensemble.

Sheath sold separately. 


Knife Specifications

Blade Length:  4"
Overall Length:  8.5"
Blade Metal:  5/32" 8670 Steel
Handle Material:  Black Canvas - Black Liners - Lime Pinstripes
Tang:  TT - Tapered Tang
Grind:  One Side Flat w/ Hollow Hammered Fuller - One Side Convex

Knives fabricated, assembled, and finished in the USA, using domestic steels and handle materials 



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